Coronavirus Relief Information

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit Burlington and Ocean Counties hard. With many of our neighbors out of work or directly impacted by the virus itself, below are some resources to help you  get through these tough times.​

Unemployment Compensation -   

**NEW**NJ announced it would begin providing 20-weeks of extended unemployment benefits to NJ workers who have exhausted their state and federal jobless benefits.

Constituents can dial 856-507-2340 to file a claim or follow up on their existing claim.  If you’re having trouble getting through, please keep trying.  Claims will be backdated while NJ works to improve the system and handle the unprecedented volume of claims.

Testing -

 

There are hundreds of test sites – both public and private – open around the state.  Many locations no longer require you to exhibit symptoms and are available at no cost.  Click here to find a searchable database of test sites near you;

 


Additional Assistance

Housing Assistance:

  • Info page for homeowners with questions regarding their rights under the mortgage forbearance agreements reached with private lenders here covid19.nj.gov/mortgage;

  • Info page for tenants and landlords here covid19.nj.gov/renter

Small Business Owners:

Travelers abroad:

Contact usembassy.gov or call the 24-hour assistance center from the U.S. & Canada: 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas: 1-202-501-4444;
US travelers abroad are strongly encouraged to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for emergency alerts at step.state.gov; and
Find up-to-date travel health notices at nc.cdc.gov/travel/notices.

Mental Health

New Jerseyans experiencing anxiety, mental health issues or who are worried about the mental health of someone they love can call 866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support 7 days a week from 8am-8pm; If you’re caring for children or family members and feeling overwhelmed, anxious, isolated or in need of help, call:

  • Family Helpline: 1-800-843-5437

  • Mom2Mom: 1-877-914-MOM2

  • Children’s System of Care: 1-877-652-7624